GMC blackens Terrain for edgy look

Package will be available with black, white, grey or red exterior

Published: March 21, 2016, 10:30 PM
Updated: March 24, 2016, 7:21 PM

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall

Scarcely a week after announcing black-trimmed editions of select Cadillac cars, General Motors is expanding the treatment to its GMC line, with the New York International Auto Show unveiling of the Terrain Nightfall Edition.

Like its Cadillac ATS and CTS cousins (whose trim packages are called Black Chrome), the Terrain Nightfall combines exterior cosmetic treatments with certain interior upgrades. The treatment has previously been applied to the Canyon mid-sized pickup, introduced at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which was basically the founder of the blacked out trim editions for GM.

“Building on its best year ever, Terrain continues to attract new and style-conscious customers to GMC,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The new Terrain Nightfall Edition adds another great-looking and well-equipped choice for this popular SUV – one that will stand out in a crowd.”

As with the Cadillac Black Chrome editions, the GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition rides on 18-inch wheels, though the Terrain’s as machine-faced aluminum with gloss black spokes, and not the Cadillacs’ After Midnight 18-inch alloys.

The cosmetic enhancements include a charcoal grille with gloss-black surrounds, gloss black mirror housings and roof rails, and gloss black accents on front and rear fascias, with the rear also including a gloss black surround for the licence plate.

As with the Cadillacs, the Terrain Nightfall package will be available on black, white, grey and red exterior paint treatments. The official GMC colour designations are Onyx Black, Summit White, Graphite Grey Metallic and Crimson Red Metallic.

GMC’s IntelliLink will be standard on the Nightfall Edition, as will GM’s MultiFlex rear seat (which can be moved forward and rearward over a length of 200 mm. The IntelliLink system uses a 7-inch touchscreen for control over infotainment features, and comes with available 4G LTE connectivity to create a rolling WiFi hotspot.

The Nightfall Edition will be available on SLE-2 and SLT trim levels, starting in fall 2016 (for 2017 year models). The wish is to attract even more new GMC buyers, half of whom are new to the brand.